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Fun workplace
Technical Assistant in Organic chemistry Lab (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON11 February 2018
• Ensure chemical waste is disposed in compliance with university regulations.
• Answer students’ questions during the lab period, via email, and office hours.
• Making sure the lab is going smoothly and
Pros
fun
Cons
nothing
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TA (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON7 February 2018
This is a quite interesting job, marking the assignment, giving some lecture and so on. The teaching atmosphere is nice. Solving the questions from students is the most enjoyable part of the job.
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Casual employment
Proctor (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 February 2018
Casual employment as a Proctor, employed through University of Waterloo has offered me the opportunity to meet new people, and step outside of my home business dynamics.
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Excellent place to work
Administrative Coordinator, (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 February 2018
Excellent benefits and friendly environment with lots of room to grow and move around. I spent 11 years there and am currently trying to get back in which is challenging from the outside.
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Great place to grow professionally
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON1 February 2018
- Great supervisor. Provide a lot of support to teaching assistants when problems arise with students.
- Training was provided to first time teaching assistants
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Great place to volunteer
Volunteer Peer Counsellor (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON29 January 2018
Has many organizations that make it easy to find groups of people with similar interests as you. Although the mental health community needs improvement, staff and volunteers are regularly engaged in improving matters of this topic.
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An alright stepping stone
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON17 January 2018
This university prides itself on being the pinnacle of innovation, but most of the research is sub-par, done by professors and graduate students in their own little bubble of academia. Very few industry sponsors were interested in the research being done. This university has a good atmosphere, but just expect to get your degree and get out.
Pros
Great work/life balance
Cons
No advancement
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Amazing Experience
Catalyst Girls Engineering Conference Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 January 2018
3-day workshop where you get to teach students introductory skills to programming and soldering. Day consisted of supervising the students and making sure they take all safety precautions while performing the activities.
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Great place
Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, Wellington12 January 2018
This a very good excellent placement where I was able to gain practical hands on experience with patients. I gained enough experience to work independently.
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Productive and educational work place
Front Desk Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 January 2018
Very professional and educational workplace, helping people achieve a learning opportunity for working with diverse people, ranging from seniors to international students and those with disabilities. Very productive and fast paced environment helping you achieve a tremendous experience in customer-relations!
Pros
Educational and professional environment
Cons
Less room for growth
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Team spirited workplace with friendly work culture
Food Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON26 December 2017
Good workplace culture
Competent leadership and management
Comfortable secure work environment
Promote teamwork and respect
Respectable institutional name to work for
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Laborious long standing hours
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Wonderful
Campus Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Water7 December 2017
Wow Waterloo is amazing, from the people to the culture. The school grounds are so nice and friendly. I never felt out of place working there. As a student they are tolerable of your schedule and have great benefits.
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Great apportunity to do research
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON4 December 2017
I am learning a lot. The environment is great. THe salary is very low.
My work time is flexible. It's not very stressful. It's Not compatetive which is not good.
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Very broad potentials present
Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON30 November 2017
Worked as an analyst here. Great place to work. Salaries are above expected. Really depends for which professor you get to work for. My professor was great and I had the opportunity to write a paper at my own pace
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Finance full time students
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON28 November 2017
Complete autonomy and flexibility.
Contract per term - four months - by competition.
Paid by corporate HQ.
Works for Professor:
- marking exams, finals and midterms
- preparing and delivering tutorials
- office hours
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Great experience
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON23 November 2017
It's a pleasant experience to be able to work under Prof. Safavi and Prof. Shaker's supervision. I have learned a lot from their rich knowledge and hardworking spirit. It's an honor to work with CIARS group members.
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Great place to work!
MARKETING ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON21 November 2017
They treat their employees very well. Everyone worked hard to make you feel comfortable in the position. They take the time to transition you into the position and teach you new skills while letting you develop pre-existing skills.
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Kicked out after 20 years of loyal service
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON20 November 2017
After working for 20 years at the University of Waterloo I was forced to resign from the University. The department I worked at had a meeting with the University administration and they decided that my job could be changed to a part time position that students can do instead of me.

I realized that UW want you to be loyal to them but they don't have to be loyal to you.
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Enjoy working at TA
Teaching assistance (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON17 November 2017
Good experience of TA in Waterloo and UAE campus for a year.
Great assignment and enjoy with undergrad students. Also, Professors were so kind and provided valuable advices.
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Productive environment
Consultant Assistant (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 November 2017
UW working environment is productive and competitive, as well as comfortable. However it lacks the appropriate space for entertainment and recreation.
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